Join a Workshop

In addition to the numerous free creative writing workshops we provide to unheard New Yorkers through social service agencies, NY Writers Coalition also offers our City Voices workshops open to the general public. Funds raised through these workshops support the rest of our programming.

NYWC Drop-in Workshops in Brooklyn Public Library – Central Branch

  • BPLWHEN: Mondays @ 10 a.m – 12 p.m and 3:00-5:00 p.m. (2 separate groups)
  • WHERE: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Information Commons
  • COST: Free!

An ongoing community workshop, offered in BPL Central’s new Information Commons space. This workshop is led by NYWC-trained facilitators. No advance sign-up is necessary*, and all levels of experience are welcome.

DIRECTIONS: Nearby trains include 2 / 3 to the Eastern Parkway Station or Grand Army Plaza Station or Q / B to the 7th Avenue Station   Click here for directions.


About NYWC Workshops

Join us for writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience welcome.  No prior writing experience is necessary.  The workshop method is designed to reduce competition amongst writers and allows writers of all backgrounds, ages, experience levels and genres to work together to grow as writers. Workshop size is limited to ensure that each member receives enough time and attention.

Workshop participants write during the workshop and receive positive, supportive feedback. We do not critique brand new writing, because the writer has not yet had a chance to read or revise it. In addition, it is assumed that all writing done in the workshop is fictional. Workshop leaders also write as part of the group, providing a model for taking risks and showing vulnerability in a group setting. These guidelines ensure that participants feel safe to write and read aloud even the riskiest material.

Writers are given the freedom to find and strengthen their individual and unique voices as well as to experiment with form, style and new genres. In addition, the workshop provides a structure for writers to produce new work on a regular basis.

*Attendance is capped at 15 participants.